How to Talk About a Loved One’s Final Wishes

How to Talk About a Loved One’s Final Wishes

Planning a funeral can be and feel overwhelming, especially if you are filled with grief and you’re also unsure of what your loved one wanted after his/her passing.

Although it may feel awkward or morbid, it’s a good idea and important to have a talk with a loved one about his/her final wishes.

After someone you love passes, there’s a lot to do and plan and choices to make. Burial? Cremation? Cemetery? Etc. Etc. If you never spoke to your loved one about what he/she wanted once he/she moved on, it can be difficult to plan the proper post-death services. At the end of the day, you want to honor the person.

By talking with your loved one, you can get a good idea of what he/she envisions for themselves. Many people can also be included in this conversation, including spouses, siblings, other parents etc.

During this conversation, try and keep an open mind. Your loved one’s wishes for themselves may be different from your thoughts, and it’s good to have a discussion about it to see what will work for everyone.

You want to make sure your loved on is honored properly and that the services are personal to them, whether it’s the way his/her body is handled or a specific reading at the services.

It may also be a good idea for you to get his/her wishes in a legal document like a will. Once this person passes, the legal document outlines his/her wishes so there won’t be arguments and problems within the family or during planning. Keep this document in an easy-to-find place.

It’s hard to lose a loved one. It’s hard to plan a funeral or wake or other services. You can make things easier on yourself by having an honest, open discussion with a loved one (hopefully while he/she still is in good health), so you can make the planning process easier for you, while making sure your honoring your loved one’s final wishes.

Find a Funeral Home in Jacksonville, Florida

As a funeral home in Jacksonville, our team at Evergreen Cemetery, Funeral Home & Crematory knows every family has different needs, and we have the expertise and skills to meet your needs when preplanning your funeral.  We want to help you honor your loved one’s final wishes.

Whether you’re looking for a burial or cremation or other services, we will work with you to start the process in your time of need. By preplanning your services, you will feel better knowing you’re putting your family in a good position once you pass.

We have served the Jacksonville community since 1880. We provide personalized and meaningful funeral services and cremation services to our clients in the Jacksonville community.

If you have any questions about funerals, cremations or burials, please reach out to us. We believe in providing people with a wealth of information on many different topics. We want to help you during this difficult time.

If you’re looking for a funeral home in Jacksonville, Florida, our team at Evergreen can help you with the process.  Call us at 904-353-3649 for more information, or visit our funeral home Jacksonville, FL contact page.

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